Whitehorse Motors has announced a donation of $250,000 over five years for mental health and wellness supports for Yukon University School of Trades students.
The priorities identified by students and staff include counselling and addiction services.
“We care about our community and are proud to invest in the well-being of YukonU trades students who may be facing the stresses of academics, finances or the general uncertainty of post-secondary life,” Tina Woodland, the company’s general manager and partner, said today.
“Students are our future here in the Yukon, and contributing to a collective culture of mental wellness affects us all and benefits us all.”
University foundation spokespeople said they are grateful for the donation.
“On behalf of the Yukon University Foundation, we extend our sincere appreciation to Tina and her team for their dedication to the well-being and success of YukonU trades students in school and in life,” said foundation board member Michael Hale.
“Whitehorse Motors is helping to pave the way as we continually work to engage our business community in our fundraising efforts for YukonU.”
“We are really grateful to Tina and her team at Whitehorse Motors for this generous donation,” added university president Lesley Brown.